Ken Tucker
May 05, 2009 AT 08:00 PM EDT

Eminem and Marvel Comics have teamed up to promote Em’s new album Relapse and Marvel’s revenge superstar The Punisher in a special story called Eminem/Punisher: Kill You. The first eight pages will appear in the new issue of XXL magazine; the concluding pages will be on Marvel’s webpage, all as of today.

In a Marvel press release, the company’s editor-in-chief, Joe Quesada, is quoted as saying that Eminem is a “fan and collector” of Marvel comics and that they “had a blast working with Eminem and incorporating the rapper into the Marvel fold.”

Judging from the sample page provided here, Eminem fits in fine, greeting Barracuda with, “The hell you doin’ here, homie? I ain’t seen you since the battles back at the Hip-Hop Shop…”

What do you think, homies? Does anyone use the term “homie” anymore? Would you buy this comic book?

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